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Old 01-30-2009, 11:07 AM   #1
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Slackware 12.2. Flash plugin and Opera...again...


Hi everyone!

Just installed Slackware 12.2 on my computer and got the same problem that I used to have a while ago: Opera does not recognize the Flash plugin.

I had the same problem half a year ago, but then I managed to solve it (found a magic combination of opera's version against flash player version=).

I've read some posts, but they are all quite dated, and that info did not help me at all.

I tried all the combinations of the following:

Opera from slackbuilds (shared)
Opera for Slack 8.0 from oficial website (static)
Flash from slackbuilds
Flash from Adobe (latest).

Also tried adding the USE_OPERA=yes before compiling, but that never helped.
Opera just doesn't see the plugin.

*Firefox seems to be fine!

Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

Cheers

Chaves
 
Old 01-30-2009, 12:20 PM   #2
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Silly quiestion, but... have you tried copying libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/opera/plugins?

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Old 01-30-2009, 12:53 PM   #3
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Check that ~/.opera/pluginpath.ini includes the path(s) to libflashplayer.so

Just a thought - grasping at straws...

cheers,
 
Old 01-30-2009, 01:33 PM   #4
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I suppose simple fix would be to install also slackware's seamonkey package. At least this fixed it for me every time.
 
Old 01-30-2009, 02:34 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chaves View Post
Hi everyone!

Just installed Slackware 12.2 on my computer and got the same problem that I used to have a while ago: Opera does not recognize the Flash plugin.

I had the same problem half a year ago, but then I managed to solve it (found a magic combination of opera's version against flash player version=).

I've read some posts, but they are all quite dated, and that info did not help me at all.

I tried all the combinations of the following:

Opera from slackbuilds (shared)
Opera for Slack 8.0 from oficial website (static)
Flash from slackbuilds
Flash from Adobe (latest).

Also tried adding the USE_OPERA=yes before compiling, but that never helped.
Opera just doesn't see the plugin.

*Firefox seems to be fine!

Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

Cheers

Chaves
Static didn't work with flash plugin on my machine. Try shared opera, and check this thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...a-9.63-692295/ , maybe it will help you.
 
Old 01-30-2009, 02:42 PM   #6
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Do you have Seamonkey installed?
If not: remove flash, install Seamonkey and install flash again.
 
Old 01-30-2009, 03:58 PM   #7
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i use opera 9.63 and flashplayer 10.0.12.36.
flash works.
 
Old 01-31-2009, 10:18 AM   #8
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I find that Flash works best with Opera if it is in ~/.mozilla/plugins (which I prefer anyway), but your mileage may vary. Also make sure you don't have multiple copies of libflashplayer.so in your plugin path.
 
Old 01-31-2009, 12:21 PM   #9
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Wow!

Seamonkey solved the problem!

Thanks a lot for your help!
 
Old 02-10-2009, 01:41 AM   #10
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Please, put the links to download Opera for Slackware.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 08:00 AM   #11
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Hm... didn't really get what you exactly ask for=) If you just want the links, then there is a slackbuild at http://slackbuilds.org/repository/12.2/network/opera/

Plus the official opera packages for slackwares 8.0 to 12.1 at http://www.opera.com/browser/download/

You can install any of those through a slackbuild, just make shure you change the slackbuild's script. However, the slackbuild's working fine, so I see no need in downloadin official packages.

Also Make sure you install it after you've installed Seamonkey (from distro).

If that's what you wanted, then I might recommend doing a bit of searching next time, as the links above are extremely easy to find =\
If not, then sorry, I just didn't get the question=)))
 
Old 02-11-2009, 10:43 AM   #12
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Thank you .. I got the official package of Opera for Slackware.

But I don't know how can I get profit from SlackBuilds.org ?
I know Opera is a closed-source application, So how can I build it ?
Except you mean I just make a Slackware package (tgz) from binary official package.
 
Old 02-12-2009, 04:42 AM   #13
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Well, opera as a web browser is open source (you've actually just downloaded the source itself=) I think that opera mobile might be closed sourse. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Slackbuilds allow you to keep track of the packages you insatall\remove, and make it easier to remove packages installed this way. It's just easier. I would personally suggest using .tgz as often as possible. I think its better than installing straight from source.

What i suggested before, was that if your initial slackbuild doesn't work for some reason, you can download older opera package and then edit the build script to build from the new source=)
 
Old 02-12-2009, 05:18 AM   #14
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Well, opera as a web browser is open source (you've actually just downloaded the source itself=) I think that opera mobile might be closed sourse. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Opera is entirely closed source; it is however free as in beer.
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Slackbuilds allow you to keep track of the packages you insatall\remove, and make it easier to remove packages installed this way. It's just easier. I would personally suggest using .tgz as often as possible. I think its better than installing straight from source.
SlackBuilds allow you to build packages that you can keep track of using pkgtools. Installing straight from source with ./configure && make && make install means your system quickly deteriorates with software you cannot track.
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But I don't know how can I get profit from SlackBuilds.org ?
What you gain from SlackBuilds.org is access to large number of build scripts that are tested by people who are quite heavily involved in Slackware's development.
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I know Opera is a closed-source application, So how can I build it ?
Except you mean I just make a Slackware package (tgz) from binary official package.
You don't build it, you repackage the binary files into a more Slackware-like structure, with programs going in places where traditional Slackware applications go, same with config files etc. Take a look at the comments in the OpenOffice.org SlackBuild at SlackBuilds.org and its README for more reasons why this is quite often done.

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Old 02-12-2009, 05:54 AM   #15
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I've just installed the SlackBuild's Opera. Works perfectly.
 
  


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